Thursday, February 5, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 7

The 61st Niagara District Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont.
       Knock-outs begin at 9 a.m. today, Saturday. Pairs games play at 1 and 7 p.m. today. The tournament concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For further info, click this link.
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Unit games with extra points will be played Monday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Club Meridian and at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club. More unit games will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Mardi Gras party and game with extra points at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.
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The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Valentine’s Day at its game at noon next Saturday, Feb. 14, following the lesson at 10:45 a.m. and has games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 16, with a chicken barbecue.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Pro-Am game, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, Airport Bridge Club.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News. If it’s not in its usual place, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at
Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points in November. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Barbara Sadkin and Judy Kaprove, 55.95%; B: David Donaldson and Dorothy May, 52.38%; C: Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Ross Markello, 57.74%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 56.85%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 66.07%; B/C: Dorothy Soong and Ruth Wurster, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 58%; Ruth Kozower and Jerry Geiger, 57%; B/C: Dorothy May and Paula Salamone, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 66.20%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.33%; C: Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 51.05%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Barbara Libby, 68%; B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 59%; Bill Boardman and Dorothy May, 57%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 65.74%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Paula Kotowski, 60.65%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.70%; Mohan Prabhu and Dale Schlyer, 53.24%; C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 49.07%; Sushil Amlani and Bill Boardman, 39.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. (3-way tie) John and Martha Welte; Cleveland Fleming and Alan Greer, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 66.96%; B: (tie) Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 51.79%; east-west, A/B: Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 61.90%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 57.74%; (tie) Usha Khurana and Martha Quinn, Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 57.14%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 54.46%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 47.32%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.61%; B/C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 58.93%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Swiss Pairs. Judy Padgug and Eugene Harvey, 71.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Usha Khurana, 61.27%; B: Ted Kahn and Rajat Basu, 57.33%; Joyce Greenspan and Ginny Panaro, 54.95%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 54.76%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 53.30%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 64.51%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 58.13%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Jeffrey Oshlag, 52.72%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 64.58%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 59.52%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 54.46%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 59.52%; Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 55.95%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – International Fund Game. Howell. A: David Hemmer  and Saleh Fetouh, 71.25%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 69.58%;  C: John and Martha Welte, 61.67%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 67.71%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 58.33%; Enid Sweet and Lance Crawford, 53.13%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Bud Seidenberg and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; Dick Czarnecki and Bob Andersen, 52.98%; John Lewis and Bernie Czarnecki, 45.83%; east-west, Chris Urbanek and Fred Yellen, 58.04%; Jim Tao and Dian Petrov, 57.14%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 47.32%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl and Vivian Harris, 57.17%; Garnet Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 67%; Bill and Jo Rich, 55%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 67%; Joe Day and Lori Repicci, 54%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan. Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 70%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 64.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52.3%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 75.6%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Margaret Rivard, 65.6%.

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